Event room setup with round tables, chairs, a stage and screens for networking meal.

Conventions and Reservations

Your one-stop shop for hosting and coordinating a successful event at uOttawa.

One-stop shop for events

Conventions and reservations is your one-stop shop for hosting and coordinating a successful event at uOttawa. Our bilingual and dedicated team will assist you in streamlining major aspect of your event.

Our campus is suited for small meetings, large conferences, plenaries, and corporate, academic and private events. Our services include space reservations, catering, AV, summer accommodation, as well as the coordination of major required services.

Why choose uOttawa?

  • Centrally located in downtown Ottawa.
  • Walking distance from Parliament Hill, national museums, the Byward Market, shops and restaurants.
  • Our services are available in French and in English.
  • Close to the Ottawa International airport and the train station.
  • Easy access to public transit.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the campus.
  • Solutions to fit all budgets.
  • Banquet facilities with panoramic views of the city.
  • Catering options to suit a variety of appetites.
  • Fair Trade and sustainable campus.
Tabaret Hall.

Temporary use of University Space

Throughout the year, uOttawa’s campus hosts a large variety of events, such as conferences, ceremonies, workshops and exhibits. Both our internal community and members of the public are invited to use our unique facilities, under specific Terms and Conditions as well internal policies.

The University supports and encourages respectful debates, as set out in its policy on Freedom of Expression, but neither the acceptance of a request for the temporary use of a University Space nor the holding of the activity in a University Space shall be construed as a University endorsement.

Contact us

Conventions and Reservations 

Jock Turcot University Centre (UCU) Map 
85 University Private, Room 339 
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, Canada 

613-562-5800 ext. 4424 
[email protected] 

Request a quote

In order to obtain space availability or request a quote, please complete the online form. 

Hours of operation 

To discuss an activity, you must book a general consultation or a meeting with your Coordination agent. Although in-person services have resumed, you must make an appointment.

Our reception hours are:

August 15 to May 15
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

May 16 to August 14
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. toto 3:15 p.m.